Deter Raccoons With Pantyhose

This quick pantyhose trick will deter raccoons from munching on your melons.
June/July 2012
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/deter-raccoons-pantyhose-zm0z12jjzsch.aspx
Don’t let hungry foragers feast on your delicious melons.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/HEIKO KIERA

I previously had trouble with raccoons eating my cantaloupe before they could ripen. Now, to deter the raccoons, I buy the cheapest pantyhose I can find and put the small cantaloupe inside it before the melons start ripening. 

The pantyhose stretches as the melon grows. Now I can enjoy my vine-ripened cantaloupe. 

Norma Tyree
Russellville, Arkansas